The Alphabet of Art
The Medici Palace in Florence, Italy, is a fine example of texture in architecture. The first floor exterior of the three-story building is rough. The second story exterior employs the use of medium rough textures, and the top exterior story of the building is of smooth texture. In this example, rough texture suggests strength and smooth texture suggests lightness.
Rough and smooth also had psychological implications for the Egyptians.
In the Great Pyramid the rough path to the rough room is considered
to be Hell, while the smooth path to the smooth room is evidently
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